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Hello everyone.  I am a bit behind with a month of my favorite Halloween-ish movies.  Not all of them are scary.  Some are funny, some are gross, some creepy and some are about magic and Love.  But they are all my favorites and I want to share them with you.

The first Movie I have chosen for my month of  movies is Coraline!

 

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I know that it is a Kids movie but I have to tell you it scares the ba-jesus outta me!  It really is a dark little movie.  The “Other Mother” creeps me out and I have to say that it makes me want to check under my bed before I go to sleep.  I mean it is a basic story.  Little girl and her family move to the country to get away from the city and start fresh.  Parents still ignore the little girl because they are to busy with life.  Little girl finds secret passage to a topsie tervie world where everything is perfect in every way, just to realize that perfect does not mean good! She fights the evil Mother and returns to her not so perfect world and lives happily ever after!  This is the short version of it but I promise it is worth the watch.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

Until then,

Wende

 

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Well here we are, the best season of all is upon us, FALL oh how I have missed you. I mean it is still in the 90’s here in my home town, but I am still decorated and ready for bonfire nights. How about you?

I know that I said I have a ton to tell you from my time away so here we go.  “Takes deep breath”, My Mom was diagnosed with Breast cancer last October.  She had a few surgeries to remove the affected areas, went through radiation and is now hoping to keep a clean bill of health.  She is one tough Lady!  I was so proud of her through this entire journey and I am so glad that she is doing well.  One day at a time is how we live these days and it is good.

Second, at the ripe age of 43, my Husband finally decided what he wanted to be when he grew up… He went and signed up for the Mobile Police Academy! He went through the interview, polygraph, physical fitness test and they chose him to be one of the Recruits.  He was the oldest guy in class!  I tell you what I have never been more amazed at the dedication he has shown through the 3 months of training these guys endured.  He came home black and blue, limping, bloody and so sore that he could hardly walk, but he never complained. He studied hard every night, took long hot showers, slathered on sore muscle cream and got up every day and did it all over again.  3 month came and went and on Jun 30, 2017 my husband was awarded his Badge and he graduated the Academy.  I am so proud to say that he is now Officer Stephen Scroggins.  It was one of the most amazing things that I have been a part of, seeing all of the guys stand and take the oath to Protect and Serve their communities.

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Now I am a Police Wife and I LOVE it.  I can not sit here and say that it isn’t nerve-racking at times because it most certainly is.  I worry every time he leaves for Duty, but I know that he is out doing what he loves.

One perk is that i get to go to the FBI Gun Range with him!! I always love his off Saturdays.

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So now you know what I have been doing for the several months I was away.   I am going to start my October Movie of the week posts this week, so keep in touch!

Until Then,

Wende

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Thanks Giving greetings,

Sorry that I have been MIA this month but things have been Not so Good around my house.  My eldest (14 year old) Fur Baby “Ennis” took a turn for the worse, health wise.   He had a stroke about a 8 months ago and we found out that he has Cushing’s disease. These things have pretty much made him very weak and his muscles are just deteriorating.  We have to carry him in and out of the house and also to eat or drink water.  He did not even have the strength to shift positions when he was lying in his bed.  His eye sight was quickly failing, his hearing the same.   Just this past Sunday he began to not eat and his water intake was very minimal.  We knew that his time with us was limited. We had a decision to make no matter how hard it would be.

On Wednesday November 23, 2016 I said good bye to my best friend, soul mate, kindred spirit, Familiar.  My heart is shattered and my spirit burns less bright with him gone.

14 years ago this handsome boy chose me to be his human and my life has been better because of it.

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The day he found me

Each day is hard. I miss him so much but I know that he is happy and free running the fields with his 2 sisters.  No pain, no worries just happy and free.

Until we meet again,

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The day I let him go.

Wende

 

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It’s my birthday month!!!! WoooHooo.

The 19th is my actual birth date but you know how it is. . . Celebrate while you can.

 Anyway, I got some great gifts.  My best friend gave me a set of attachments for my KitchenAid stand mixer and a new paddle attachment! I am so happy and excited to put them to use.

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We plan on shredding some cheese for a new recipe tonight. So if all goes well, you will have a new recipe very soon!

My husband was very thoughtful this birthday.  He gave me my own Web Site!  How cool is that?

 This means that I will be moving  Creative Arts & Eatables to my new location and you are coming along with me.

All of you who have subscribed to my blog will continue to receive email notifications of new posts.

If you do not get the email notification then that means you have probably just chosen to FOLLOW me. If this is the case, Please do Subscribe.

I have made it very easy on the new site by adding a Follow me Now area in the side bar.

Nothing will change but the location (all my old  posts have transferred) so I hope everyone will SUBSCRIBE and keep enjoying my blog and posts.

Until Then,

Wende

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Good Morning,

One year ago to the day and almost time of the morning I was startled awake by a phone call.  I did not recognize the number so I rejected it and shut my eyes.  Seconds later the phone rings again.  It was a woman’s voice introducing herself in a very matter of fact but professional way.  Then the most life changing words hit my ears.  Your Husband has been in an accident and he needs you to get here as soon as you can!    He was headed to work that Friday morning ( he rode a motor cycle, a  Triumph)  and he was still in our neighborhood.   A lady sitting at a stop sign on her cell phone never looked up when she decided to enter the intersection. She hit and ran over my husband.  When I approached the scene my heart was broken. It takes a lot to walk up on your husband lying there with his clothing being cut off.  Needles to say his body was broken but his spirit was not. He was calm and had his wits about him to make sure I stayed calm.  After 2 ambulance rides to 2 different hospitals, emergency spleen surgery, artery replacement in his crushed left arm and a rod in his right hip to fix the broken femur head, I finally took a breath!  Although I was not involved in the accident it is true what they say. . .  My life flashed before my eyes.  I have no idea how I could live my life with out my Husband.   We tell the people in our lives we love them and it is true but this made me realize that it is more than love. It is love, companionship, friendship, compassion, dislike, arguments,  jokes, fun times and sadness.  It is Life and mine would not be fulfilled without Stephen in it.

Thank goodness he is tough as nails and has made a remarkable recovery. He says he should have been a stunt man! He was blessed that day with a second chance at Life.  I feel like I got a wake up call as well.  Do not take life and Love for granted.  Make sure to tell those in your life that you Love them but be sure to show them everyday.  wess

This photo above was the happiest day of my life.

Until they told me Stephen would recover from his accident. Then it was the second happiest day.

I can not imagine stumbling through life with out him beside me!

Feeling Blessed.

Until Then,

Wende

 

 

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Fur Baby Healing!

Greetings,

I come to you with a heavy heart today. My eldest fur baby ( County Clare) was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and went through a massive surgery. It took a while to get the results on the tumor but as we feared it will return.

 It could be a year or it could be a few weeks.But until then we will continue to make her comfortable and happy.

We will be ready to make a better decision on what course of attack we will make on this nasty cancer!

I know that my decision not to have children bothers some but my fur babies are my kids and I will walk through fire for all 4 of them! We hope the best and are relishing every moment we have with her!

Get Well Soon Coutny Clare!

She is named after the first county we stayed in on our first trip to Ireland!

Until Then,

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Wende

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I am so happy to be writing  you today.  This past year was such a downer.  So much happened not only to me but to friends and family.  For starters my dog was diagnosed with cancer.  My mom was diagnosed with leukemia and in August my Husband was in a motor cycle accident where he was hit and run over!

Thanks to the powers that be my Mom and Husband are both alive and doing well.

 All things considered, I am feeling blessed. There are many times I want to huddle in a corner and feel sorry for myself because I had a bad day or because I am still looking for a better job but then I think of what my Mom and Husband have gone through in such a short period of time.  I slap myself on the hand and tell myself , “If you want change in your life then be that change.”  So I am doing just that. I am continuing to look for a job and I will strive to be a better wife, sister, daughter and friend.

When in doubt look around and see that there is always someone who has it much worse than you.

So hats off to two of the most important people in my life!

My Mom

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And my wonderful Husband

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I love you both dearly.

Until Then,

Wende

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